Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.6/5
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136,192 Ratings
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Beer-to-go

30 Germania St
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 02130-2315
United States

(617) 522-9080 | map
samueladams.com

Notes:
Location of their R&D facility where they also brew limited batches for the Boston market. Tours are also available.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
167
Reviews:
44,956
Ratings:
136,192
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.02/5
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
130
pDev:
17.66%
 
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of eluvah
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Weekday visit. Good selection and the staff was great. They were one of the first and still trying to put out good beer and should still be respected. Without them we wouldn’t have what we have now.

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Photo of Maddcheff
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

It was THIS Brewery that introduced me to most of the styles I love today. Scotch Ale,Porter,Stout,Black Lager,IPA,Hells,Irish Red and many more. And even after trying and cataloging over 200 beers from 13 different countries since July of 2017, I still hold them in high regard

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Went on the brewery tour. Had some samples as part of it. Didn't get to pick them but had a wide array of offers they poured us.overall a cool tour and sampling. This was a few years ago.

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Photo of gordavidson
2.19/5  rDev -45.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2

Photo of FannYu
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Spotted in here to take a tour a few times on random beer trips I had taken to Boston in the early stages of my “beer life”. It’s a pretty cool spot, smaller than expected. Kind of hard to find parking at some points during the day. The tour is relatively educational with with some nice samples at the end. It’s a decent spot to check out if you’re in town.

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Photo of UnseeliePrincess
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I'm kinda new to the beer lovers scene. But when I taste a beer my biggest concern is the smell, taste, and alcohol percentage. At a slightly above abv level, it has a slightly sweet odor of almost caramel. Take a sip and my immediate thought was carbonated yoohoo. It took me back to my childhood. And I can get drunk off of it! Bonus!

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Photo of BrentLinkin
3.66/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of jgido759
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Tour consisted of walking from one room to another and getting a hands-on feel for the hops and grains. Small brewing area for test batches. Immediately went to the tasting room for 3 samples, including Oktoberfest (it was, after all, October), which I thought was a little disappointing because it is available everywhere and I'm sure that everyone has already tasted it. Exited through the gift shop, which was nice.

May have to try their Breinigsville, PA location (I'm only about 30 minutes from there vs. 5+ hours from Boston).

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Photo of JOATMON
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.25

Photo of smb71481
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Sam Adams will forever and always be close to my heart. From humble beginnings, no one has truly experienced or tried Sam Adams until they've tried some of the small batch stuff that comes out of Jamaica Plains. Sure their rotating and seasonal stuff is good, but get a hold of their limited batches and you'll see why they are still considered a world class craft brewery. The tour is free but accepts donations, and I'd highly recommend it. Their projects in Boston are in such an intimate setting, and it's totally worth getting to try some of the amazing beer that gets brewed and aged there. The only thing the original location is still missing is a tasting room.. so head to Doyle's! It's the closest thing you'll get.

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Photo of srletend
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Visited at opening on a Monday morning. No wait for the tour. Didn't get the full tour since History Channel was filming something in the brewing area. That turned out to be nice because we spent 45 minutes of the 50 minute tour with beer samples. Had a selection of four beers, some you could only get there at the brewery. Sam Adams Stout was best of the bunch. Beer was typical Sam Adams--nothing special, but generally pretty good stuff--and a lot of it... Nice gift shop that probably does pretty well after all the free beer downed by the tour groups. Overall definitely recommend a visit when in the Boston area.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of wrightst
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Jlabs
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JimKochFan
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jmills3
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CTHomer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) in Jamaica Plain, MA
Brewery rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 136,192 ratings